Posted on February 24, 2017The 2017 Acura MDX has earned top honors from the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS). The award is known as the IIHS Top Safety Pick + (or plus)*. It’s a great achievement for any vehicle on the road today.
What Does an IIHS Top Safety Pick + Award* Mean?
IIHS ranks each vehicle’s crash ratings in several categories including front collision, side impact, and rear collision. They even in head restraints and headlight operation. New to the ratings, a vehicle must have a ‘good’ rating in the headlight category to qualify for top honors. When a model receives Top Safety Pick + status, it indicates the highest level of safety you can expect on the road. Collision systems, body structure, restraints, and potential collision prevention systems are all highly operational and keep occupants safe inside the car.
What Makes the 2017 Acura MDX a Winner?
First, the Jewel Eye LED headlights are among the best available on the market today. That means Acura models qualify for the ‘+’ rating. In addition to the headlights, the 2017 Acura MDX is equipped with the latest in safety systems. Every model comes with a multi-angle rearview camera. The Advance Compatibility Engineering (ACE) body structure provides integrity in a collision from any angle. Vehicle Stability Assist with traction control and ABS brakes help you avoid a collision in the first place. And advanced front airbags and strategically-placed airbags in crucial locations protect passengers. The Acura MDX isn’t the only Acura in the stable with top honors. If you choose the 2017 Acura RDX with available AcuraWatch, you’ll also be in a vehicle with IIHS Top Safety Pick +* designation. The 2017 Acura ILX with available AcuraWatch and the 2017 Acura RLX both receive honors as well. They have achieved IIHS Top Safety Pick rankings. It makes them among the safest to drive in their respective segments. If you’re looking for the safest vehicle on the market today equipped with the best technology at a competitive price, you’ve found it! Visit Jay Wolfe Acura in Kansas City to check out the 2017 Acura MDX. *To qualify for 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the five crashworthiness tests, an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and an acceptable or good headlight rating.